The Aledo Bearcats earned gold medals in two relays on their way to capturing the boys’ District 8-5A Track and Field Meet Thursday at Burleson High School.
The Ladycats took a gold and a silver in relays on their way to a second-place overall finish.
Both teams qualified many athletes for next week’s area track meet.
The top four finishers in each event at the district meet qualify for the area meet.
The top four finishers in each event at the area meet advance to the regional meet.
The area meet will be Wednesday and Thursday, April 22-23, at Joshua High School.
Below are the AHS area qualifiers:
Shooting a second-round team score of 316, the Aledo Bearcats finished with a 36-hole total of 645 which was good enough - by a single stroke - to capture third place Thursday afternoon at the boys' Class 5A, Region I golf tournament and seal the final state-qualifying spot.
The Bearcats will join the regional-champion Ladycats at the 5A state golf tournament, which will be played April 27-28 in Bastrop.
Sam Shryoc (80-76) and Parker Scaling (77-81)each shot 156 to lead the 'Cats.
Other Bearcats totals include Steven Shurtz with a 157 (80-77), Matt James with a 169 (87-82) and Andrew Lane with a 172 (82-90).
Burleson Centennial pitcher Thomas Santos limited Aledo to only one hit as the Spartans shut out the Bearcats, 5-0, Wednesday night in a District 8-5A game at Centennial High School.
The loss drops the Bearcats to 7-2 in district play, while Centennial moves to 6-3.
Noah Collins, who reached base on an infield single in the third inning, recorded the lone Aledo hit.
Centennial swatted two hits, including a double, and took advantage of a hit batter to forge a 2-0 lead after the first inning.
The Spartans added two more runs in the second courtesy of a double, error and a sacrifice fly to extend their lead to 4-0.
Santos, who retired the first six batters he faced, stayed strong in the third and fourth innings as he set down six of seven Aledo batters to hold the 4-0 lead.
Aledo ISD Athletic Director Tim Buchanan announced today that Thursday's District 8-5A Track and Field Meet schedule has been changed.
The meet is being held at Burleson High School.
On Thursday, field events will now start at 10 a.m. and running finals will start at 2 p.m.
Allie Arneson belted three extra-base hits and Alli Ramsey added a pair of triples to lead an Aledo 14-hit attack as the Ladycats clinched the District 8-5A championship after a 13-1 victory over Crowley Tuesday night at Crowley.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to a sparkling 11-0.
Aledo scored seven runs in the first inning and added six in the fifth in a game stopped by mercy rule after five innings.
Aledo senior Lauren Craine (11-0) earned the win in the circle, allowing one run on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts.
Arneson swatted a triple and double in the first inning and added a two-bagger in the fifth.
Ramsey drove in two runs, and Riley Sartain added a triple to go along with a base hit.
Paced by a second-round 68 from senior Cheyenne Knight, the Aledo Ladycats golf team shot a 36-hole score of 613 to win the girls' Class 5A, Region I tournament today in Lubbock.
Knight, who shot a 77 in the first round, was the top individual medalist with a 36-hole total of 145.
Knight was joined by three teammates - Mary Katherine Ingram, Taylor Brookshire and Quincy Ballard - who also finished in the top five overall.
Other Ladycats scores include Ingram with a 150 (78-72), Brookshire with a 158 (83-75), Ballard with a 160 (83-77) and Elizabeth Boll with a 180 (102-78).
The Class 5A girls state golf tournament will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 27-28, in Bastrop.
The state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Ladycats can clinch the District 8-5A softball championship today against Crowley with the first pitch set for 5:30 p.m. at Crowley High School.
While recent rains did not wash out the softball game, it did postpone today's scheduled Aledo Bearcats baseball game at Burleson Centennial.
The Bearcats/Spartans baseball game will be made up at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial High School.
Senior Mary Myers ignited a six-run fifth inning with a lead-off, line-shot double that began a procession of seven straight hits to break open a close game as state-ranked No. 1 Aledo cruised past Everman, 15-2, Friday night in a District 8-5A softball game at Everman.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 10-0. The Ladycats can clinch the district championship with a win Tuesday at Crowley.
Lauren Craine (10-0) earned the win in the circle, allowing only one earned run on three hits with no walks and nine strikeouts in seven innings.
Aledo led just 3-2 when Myers stepped to the plate and delivered a double over the left fielder's head.
Both the Aledo High School Ladycats and Bearcats golf teams captured District 8-5A championships after the final round of their respective tournaments Wednesday at Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glen Rose.
The Bearcats shot a 36-hole total of 599 (299-300) to clip Cleburne by a stroke, while the Ladycats shot a two-day total of 576 (290-286) to win the tournament over second-place Joshua (708) by a whopping 132 strokes.
Defending state champion Cheyenne Knight (63-65-128) of Aledo won the individual girls' championship with teammate Mary Katherine Ingram finishing third overall.
The Bearcats' top medalist, Sam Shryoc, shot a 141 (72-69) to place third overall in the boys' tournament.
Former Aledo Ladycats state-championship and All-American pitcher Whitney Canion, also a two-time all-American at Baylor, is preparing to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Aledo/Centennial softball game Tuesday night at the AHS softball field. The Ladycats were recognizing Canion, who 10 days ago had her No. 11 jersey retired at Baylor University. She is the first former Aledo High School athlete to have a number retired at a major university.